Virginia Tech Press Release
Oct. 29, 2000
Covering the Canes
Miami players, excluding quarterbacks, are available up to the start of Thursday’s workout. QB’s are available until the start of Wednesday’s practice. Interviews with UM players and coaches must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. The best time to interview players and coaches is Monday afternoon. Practices are open to the media for the first 30 and last 15 minutes only. Head Coach Butch Davis will address the media following each practice.
BIG EAST Conference Call
Each Monday – 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BIG EAST Weekly Feed
Each Wednesday – 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Coordinates – Galaxy 4R, C-Band, Transponder 24, 99 degrees West.
Coach’s Press Conference
Every Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. Team Meeting Room, Hecht Center. Coach Davis conducts weekly press conference. Out-of-town media can call the Miami SID office to hear a recording after 2:00 p.m.
MIAMI (6-1, 3-0 BIG EAST)
|8/31||McNEESE STATE||W, 61-14|
|9/9||at Washington||L, 29-34|
|9/23||at West Virginia||W, 47-10|
|9/30||at Rutgers||W, 64-6|
|10/7||FLORIDA STATE||W, 27-24|
|10/21||at Temple||W, 45-17|
|10/28||LOUISIANA TECH||W, 42-31|
|11/11||PITTSBURGH||12 p.m./3:30 p.m.|
|11/18||at Syracuse||6:30 p.m.|
|11/25||BOSTON COLL.||3:30/7:30 p.m.|
VIRGINIA TECH (8-0, 6-0 BIG EAST)
|9/7||at East Carolina||W, 45-28|
|9/30||at Boston College||W, 48-34|
|10/12||WEST VIRGINIA||W, 48-20|
|10/21||at Syracuse||W, 22-14|
|11/11||at Central Florida||6:00 p.m.|
The Game: In a matchup marking the first time in BIG EAST Conference history that a pair of conference teams ranked in the nation’s top 5 have met, the Miami Hurricanes (6-1, 3-0 BIG EAST) meet the Hokies of Virginia Tech (8-0, 6-0 BIG EAST) at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Kickoff is slated for 12:10 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally by CBS.
Miami is ranked #3 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today rankings. Virginia Tech is ranked #2 by both surveys. Miami enters the contest riding a five-game winning streak and is looking for its first victory over the Hokies since 1994. Virginia Tech is unbeaten in its last 11 regular season games. Tech’s trip to Miami closes its BIG EAST slate for this season and the Hokies can clinch the league title with a victory. Both teams also are battling to keep their national championship hopes alive. The matchup features the BIG EAST’s top two teams in scoring offense, rushing defense and punt returns.
The Series: Miami and Virginia Tech meet for the 18th time Saturday afternoon with the Hurricanes holding a 12-5 all-time series lead. Virginia Tech has won the last five meetings between the schools including a 43-10 victory last season at Blacksburg. Prior to last year’s game, the previous two games between the teams were decided by a total of nine points. In 1998, the Hokies took a 27-20 overtime victory at the Orange Bowl. In 1997, Tech was a 27-25 victor at home. Miami holds a 7-2 edge in the series in games played at the Orange Bowl, but Tech has won the last two games with UM at the OB.
OVER THE AIRWAVES
Television:CBS (Live):Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analysis) and Jill Arrington (sidelines).
Fox Sports Net Florida – (Tape Delay – Mon., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.): Frank Forte (play-by-play) and John Congemi (analysis).
Hurricane Radio Network (WQAM 560 AM): Marc Vandermeer (play-by-play), Joe Zagacki (analysis) and Don Bailey, Jr. (analysis). Josh Darrow will serve as studio host.
En Espanol (WACC 830 AM): Jerry del Castillo (play-by-play), Joe Martinez (analysis) and Pepe Campos (studio).
Internet audio broadcasts of Hurricane games are available by accessing hurricanesports.com and clicking on “internet audio broadcasts” on the athletics home page.